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#Brexit – EU to extend ability of UK airlines to provide service in ‘no deal’ scenario

#Brexit – EU to extend ability of UK airlines to provide service in ‘no deal’ scenario

| February 20, 2019

The Romanian presidency has reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on measures to mitigate the severe disruption to air connectivity for passengers and freight between the EU and the United Kingdom in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. The agreement will enable UK-licenced carriers to provide basic air […]

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#DigitalSingleMarket – EU negotiators agree to set up new European rules to improve fairness of online platforms’ trading practices

#DigitalSingleMarket – EU negotiators agree to set up new European rules to improve fairness of online platforms’ trading practices

| February 15, 2019

On 13 February the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission reached a political deal on the first-ever rules aimed at creating a fair, transparent and predictable business environment for businesses and traders when using online platforms. Traders selling online via marketplaces, hotels using booking platforms, or app developers are […]

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#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to strengthen controls of products

#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to strengthen controls of products

| February 11, 2019

The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on the Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance reached by the European Parliament and Council.  This Regulation will strengthen controls by national authorities and customs officers to improve checks on products on the EU market and remove unsafe and illegal products. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska said: “Whether it is […]

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Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of #FormosaI by #Macquarie, #Ørsted, #Swancor and #JERAPower

Mergers: Commission clears acquisition of #FormosaI by #Macquarie, #Ørsted, #Swancor and #JERAPower

| February 5, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over Formosa I International Investment Co., Ltd. (“Formosa I”) of Taiwan by Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited (“Macquarie”) of Australia, Ørsted InvestCo Ltd. (“Ørsted”) of Denmark, Swancor Ind. Co. Ltd. (“Swancor”) of Taiwan and JERA Power International B.V. (“JERA”) […]

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#Antitrust – Commission sends Statement of Objections in European government bonds cartel

#Antitrust – Commission sends Statement of Objections in European government bonds cartel

| February 4, 2019

The European Commission has informed eight banks of its preliminary view that they have breached EU antitrust rules by colluding, in periods from 2007 to 2012, to distort competition when acquiring and trading European government bonds. The Commission has concerns that, at different periods between 2007 and 2012, the eight banks participated in a collusive […]

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#CrossBorderEcommerce – Commission welcomes agreement on proposal to facilitate sales of goods and supply of digital content and services in the EU

#CrossBorderEcommerce – Commission welcomes agreement on proposal to facilitate sales of goods and supply of digital content and services in the EU

| January 30, 2019

The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the European Commission’s proposals of December 2015 regarding the online sales of goods and supply of digital content and services. In conjunction with the regulation to end unjustified geoblocking that entered into force in December 2018, the new agreement on digital contract rules […]

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European Commission adopts adequacy decision on #Japan, creating the world’s largest area of #SafeDataFlows

European Commission adopts adequacy decision on #Japan, creating the world’s largest area of #SafeDataFlows

| January 25, 2019

The Commission has adopted its adequacy decision on Japan, allowing personal data to flow freely between the two economies on the basis of strong protection guarantees. This is the last step in the procedure launched in September 2018, which included the opinion of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the agreement from a committee […]

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